Umar was arrested alongside two of his accomplices, Sadiq Dalhatu Sani (21) and Abdullahi Habib (27), whom he hired to carry out the act.
Parading the suspects at the Taraba State Police Command in Jalingo alongside 19 other kidnappers and armed robbers apprehended in Gassol, Bali and other parts of Taraba State, the command warned that it would not tolerate any criminal activity in the State.
According to him, the suspects contacted the family and demanded a ransom of N10 million, but later accepted to collect the sum of N4 million.
The prime suspect, Abdubasit Umar, told journalists that he staged the kidnap of his younger sister to enable him raise money to travel out of the country.
He said in pidgin English, “if I kidnap my junior sister, I will get N10 million. My aim is if I get the money, I will go abroad.”
@ Punch Newspaper